As the chaplain at Drury, I'm delighted by the recent renovation of Stone Chapel. From the 'green' HVAC system to the new elevator, the Pellham Phillips team guided the project with a sure and open hand. They both demonstrated their expertise and encouraged the sharing of ideas for the project from the Drury community.
When Mr. Phillips first arrived he said, 'If we do our job right, we will finish and you will wonder what was changed.' That is exactly what happened and we couldn't be happier. Stone Chapel is the iconic building on campus. It is the embodiment of our heritage. While 100 degree summer weddings in a second floor sanctuary were part of the campus lore, we wanted air-conditioned comfort and accessibility to the physically challenged. Pellham Phillips gave us both while respecting the desire of our alumni and friends to 'keep everything the same'.
Amazingly, Stone Chapel, the oldest building on our campus, is now the most future oriented. Its environmentally sensitive heating/cool system makes it a shining example of the ethic of sustainability we seek to nurture in our students. Thanks so much."
I found your firm very easy to work with.
We wanted our buildings to look nice and tie together. We didn't want it to look like it was just added on and we didn't want to end up spending too much money. We wanted to be a good corporate neighbor and have an attractive building, without it being the Cadillac edition. You were able to accomplish that very nicely.
Your firm took input from all departments and all employees. You took the time to learn how it all flowed together, including the actual physical, material, and electronic movement. It all works together very smoothly. You learned what space we needed for now and the future.
You took the time and encouraged our management to look at the flow. You included everyone in the process. You took that input, which sometimes included some 'blue sky ideas' and came up with a solution that worked and was one that we could afford. When the building was completed, everyone felt like they had input.
Your interior design people came out and helped us coordinate the colors and design of the building. While the colors may have been a stretch for us at the time, we were very pleased with the results and we've had numerous compliments about our facility. That was another strong asset for your firm."
We are glad to hear that your pictures of our church turned out well, and we are honored that you would place them in your brochure and on your website. Every time we walk into the Sanctuary, we thank God for the blessing of the new addition and expanded facilities.
I have had the privilege of showing many people through the new addition. I also hear the positive comments that they make as they tour the church. Some people cannot believe that we added on to the sanctuary because it looks so much like the historic sanctuary. The addition is historically sensitive and quite beautiful, it melds the century old style with modern technology and comfort and has enabled the congregation to grow and use the facilities in a variety of new ways that were not possible before.
One of our committee members stated that the mark of a great architect is to give the client what he (the client) wants. That is exactly what we got.
Your firm was patient with us, as you know a church can move sort of slow, the end result is a congregation that is pleased with this addition and a community that marvels at the style, beauty, and function of this expansion.
As the pastor of this congregation, I want to personally thank all who had a hand in designing the expansion of St. John's Lutheran Church's sanctuary, Christian education space, and fellowship area. We believe that God worked through you and many others to bring about this project."
Springfield Fire Department has had the pleasure of hiring Pellham Phillips Architects & Engineers to design and oversee the construction of two of the last three fire stations we have built since 2001.
I have found Pellham Phillips to be a very professional and skilled firm. Pellham Phillips designed our fire stations to meet our needs. Pellham Phillips was behind these two projects 100% of the time. Springfield Fire Department was always consulted and kept advised of the status of the construction projects.
One item that meant a great deal to not only myself, but the entire department was the fact that anytime Pellham Phillips used the Springfield Fire Department in conversations, we were always addressed as the owner, once again making us all feel that we were an important part of this important undertaking.
Pellham Phillips was always in contact with the General Contractor and keeping the construction timeline moving ahead on schedule and under budget. Pellham Phillips' staff has been a pleasure to work with, from the receptionist to the interior design management, all the way to the top management. Pellham Phillips is a terrific group of professionals that I've had the honor of working with."
I just wanted to thank you again for a job well done. Our new Branson facility, the Mount Pleasant Winery Tasting and Bottling Experience, is truly beautiful. Everyone I worked with at Pellham Phillips was easy to work with and really listened to my requirements and suggestions. The company's responsiveness and professionalism shows itself in the finished product. It has been a pleasure to work with the Pellham Phillips team."
On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my experience with Pellham Phillips a 10 ½!
Even though the entire project was competed long distance, we had a wonderful working relationship with Chuck and the firm, the distance thing wasn't a problem at all.
The construction manager commented that the communication with Pellham Phillips was extremely helpful.
I would highly recommend Pellham Phillips to anyone considering them for an upcoming project."
Even though our project was only $2.5 million, they made us feel like it was $24 million … others would have built us a building, but Pellham Phillips designed a school where we can educate our kids."
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